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Metro Briefs December 2
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh issued a letter to the community with a reminder that it represents, without exception, a diverse community and acts in a nonpartisan manner and that dis...
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Tzohar grad’s photography in focus on Vanityfair.com

Arianna Sharfman has enjoyed “playing with cameras” since she was in high school. But it wasn’t until the Orthodox native Californian attended Pittsburgh’s Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Art...
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Pittsburgh-inspired center in Akko ‘off and running big time’
Bill Strickland recently returned from Akko, Israel, having witnessed “a modern miracle.” Strickland is the founder and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, the local nonprofit that proves th...
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JFilm gets new name, expanded focus
Though lacking the fanfare of a major motion picture release, a recent announcement in the Pittsburgh cinematic community has shined a light on an organization until now thought of as primarily a J...
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Anti-Semitism abroad not yet at 1930s level, but ‘bleak’ nonetheless
Jewish journalists met with members of the Obama administration on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the State Department for a briefing on worldwide anti-Semitism. The meeting was arranged by the American Jew...
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Metro Briefs November 25
Families of the Community Day School Class of 2017 invite the community for Israel Alive! Bid, schmooze and sip wine on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 6424 Forward Ave. All funds raised duri...
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Pittsburgher’s letter to ‘oracle of Omaha’ results in a $60 million sale of Israel Bonds
Sometimes a good dose of chutzpah can pay off in a big way. Just ask Harold Marcus, the man charged with heading the sale of Israel Bonds in Pennsylvania. The State of Israel has just scored $60 mi...
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Memories of Koopa Troopa and Italian plumbers are alive again
After blowing off the metaphorical dust and jostling a few memories, the world of Mario, Zelda and a princess-stealing ape is alive again. Thirty years after the release of the Nintendo Entertainme...
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Getting Arab Israeli women into high-tech is a win-win
There are many reasons to increase career opportunities for Israel’s female Arab citizens in its burgeoning high-tech workforce. Growing Arab women’s stake in the start-up nation will not only help...
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Tracking brisket
by Angela Leibowicz
Community/Web Editor
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Today’s brisket recipes don’t look much like those from the 1900s. Looking back at Jewish Pittsburgh’s contributions, one thing is clear: brisket was pretty dull and most likely didn’t get the kind...
Rabbi raised near Pittsburgh led services at Flight 93 chapel
by Abby Gordon
Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 18, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rabbi Fredric Pomerantz led a nondenominational memorial prayer service Sunday at the Flight 93 Interfaith Memorial Chapel near Shanksville, the experience unfortunately enough, was familiar t...
Pittsburgh breakdancer makes it his business
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
What happens when a nice Jewish boy, with a good head for business, develops a penchant for breakdancing? Just ask Pittsburgh native Barry Rabkin, who has been street dancing since he was 14 years ...
Federation centennial display opens at JCC
Sep 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has unveiled a 14-panel history display, to be on exhibit throughout the month of September in the American Jewish Museum of the Jewish Community Center,...
Local man inspired New Jersey girl’s bat mitzva project
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Adina Falk was so inspired by a friend’s bat mitzva project that she wanted to find a way to give back in honor of her big day as well. So the 12-year-old girl decided to write “I Say,” a song abou...
Temple Sinai celebrates 65 years
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Sixty-five years ago this past August, David Glick made a motion “to announce the beginning of a new congregation in Pittsburgh to be known as Sinai. That motion was ratified at an opening meeting ...
Richardson going to Cuba to seek freedom for Gross
by JTA
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Bill Richardson, who has secured the release of imprisoned Americans, is traveling to Cuba in an attempt to free Jewish contractor Alan Gross. Gross' American lawyer, Peter Kahn, said...
Book supplier’s closing reflects hard times in Jewish book biz
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 08, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
For the last 12 years, Kathy Macdonald and her business partner, Jane Rosenberg, have run SayFair Books, supplying Judaic books to synagogue gift shops, Jewish Community Centers and Hebrew schools ...
Youlus indicted faces charges of mail, wire fraud
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The federal indictment of Rabbi Menachem Youlus, a Maryland-based Torah scribe who stands accused selling Torah scrolls with fabricated histories as Holocaust relics, represents a kind of closure f...
'Hare' chronicles unheard of Jewish family
by Neal Gendler
For the Chronicle
Sep 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Odds are the Ephrussi — to use the author’s charming plural — were the richest Jewish family of which you’ve never heard. Author Edmund de Waal, son of an Anglican priest, is a successful British c...